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Finalized Pittman contract includes no-compete clause, extensive buyout language

FAYETTEVILLE — As one of the only Arkansas football assistants at the time without a no-compete clause in his contract, then-offensive line coach Sam Pittman was able to leave the Razorbacks for the same job at Georgia in December 2015.

Now Arkansas’ head coach, Pittman’s contract includes no-compete language that prohibits him from taking another SEC job.

Pittman’s 32-page contract was finalized Monday with signatures from University of Arkansas chancellor Joseph Steinmetz and UA System president Donald Bobbitt. Pittman and UA athletics director Hunter Yurachek signed the contract last Wednesday.

The contract was discovered through an open records request.